We are proud to announce a second successful application to UKRI‘s Policy Internships SchemeCatherine Leech (Cohort 4, Cardiff) will be hosted by the Government Office for Science and begins her internship in early 2020.

The Policy Internships Scheme offers the chance for doctoral students funded by UKRI funding councils to work for three months in a highly influential policy organisation.  Successful applicants work at the host organisation on policy topic(s) relevant to them both.  Students’ expected outputs cover areas such as producing a briefing paper, participating in a policy inquiry, or organising a policy event.

Internships are designed to improve students’ transferable skills in project leadership, systematic review methods, communicating complex information to non-experts, writing for a policy audience, working at pace, and balancing needs of policy and evidence.

Congratulations, Catherine!